Because it is bitter, and because it is my heart
Because sometimes news items make me think of poetry: here's a news story on a forlorn lover leaving a ring for someone else.
In the desert I saw a creature, naked, bestial,And because I like juxtaposition: above is a photo of Jim Dine's "Twin 6' Hearts", a work in bronze from the Montreal Musee des Beaux Arts (of which I'll say more another day).
who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, "Is it good, friend?"
"It is bitter - bitter," he answered;
"But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart." - Stephen Crane, from "The Black Riders"